Helophilus

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Helophilus
Helophilus pendulus MHNT Fronton.jpg
Helophilus pendulus
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Helophilus

Meigen, 1822

Helophilus are a diverse genus of moderate to large hoverflies, that appear somewhat bee-like. Larvae filter-feed in organic rich water. All Helophilus adults have a distinctive lengthwise striped thorax and a transverse striped abdomen.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Coe, R.L. (1953). Diptera: Syrphidae, Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects Vol 10 Pt 1. Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 98pp.
  2. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J. (2002). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd revised ed.). British Entomological and Natural History Society. p. 469. ISBN 978-1899935055.
  3. ^ a b c Barkalov, A.V. "Syrphidae collection of Siberian Zoological Museum". Novosibirsk, Russia: the Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  4. ^ Wikispecies: Helophilus (Pilinasica) page - http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Helophilus_(Pilinasica)
  5. ^ Thompson, F.C. 2008: A conspectus of New Zealand flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of a new genus and species. Zootaxa, 1716: 1-20. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2008/f/zt01716p020.pdf